New York Giants' news, 2/26: Combine, free agency, more

Taylor Lewan - Christian Petersen

New York Giants' headlines for Wednesday, 2/26.

Good morning, New York Giants' fans! The NFL Combine is over, but we're just beginning to figure out the impact of what happened there. We have a little about that and some other Giants-related news today.

Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, considered by many analysts an obvious potential pick at No. 12 for the Giants, might be off the board before the Giants pick after an impressive Combine performance.

New York Giants' defensive backs coach Peter Giunta has been one of the on-field coaches during defensive back workouts at the Combine in recent years. Giunta gave Combine participants an inspiring speech on Tuesday. Here is a small piece of it:

"Earn the right to play in the National Football League. To earn the right to play in the National Football League, you have to do the right things, not only on the field, but off the field. You’ve all been grilled and talked to while you’ve been here. They’ve done security checks, background checks. I don’t want to be reading about any of you guys in the paper in the near future, unless it’s about something very positive that you’ve done. We all have the power of choice. You have to make the right choices. We live in a great country. You have the power of choice."

Giants.com offers a smattering of opinions from analysts who attended the Combine. Giants.com's John Schmeelk has an entertaining, and informative, interview with Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports.

How did some of the current Giants perform at the Combine? Giants.com looks at some of their 40-yard dash times.

We recently profiled offensive lineman Rodger Saffold as a potential target for the Giants. Reports are that the St. Louis Rams will not use the franchise tag on Saffold, meaning he may reach the open market.

The Jacksonville Jaguars, one of the eight teams the NFL could force to do HBO's 'Hard Knocks,' would prefer not to be featured on the show. The Giants are one of the other teams the league could compel to do the show.

You might have been able to guess this, but arrests of Giants' fans rise when they host the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium.

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